Officials looking to unearth Internet worm writers

Friday, 22 August 2003, 4:27 PM EST

They write menacing software with names like "Blaster," "Welchia" and "Sobig" that worm around the Internet, leaving destruction in their path and detectives and computer security firms hot on their trail.

Computer virus writers have unleashed an unprecedented outbreak of computer worms this past week. And while finding them will not be easy, experts generally believe they are ego-filled computing geeks out to impress others.

"Every major law-enforcement agency is looking into this. At the end of the day, we want to prosecute," said a cyber crime investigator at the UK's National Hi-Tech Crime Unit who asked to remain anonymous.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Cloned, booby-trapped Dark Web sites steal bitcoins, login credentials

Apart from being a way for dissidents and journalists to do their business without being spotted and identified by "the powers that be", the Dark Web is also a place where criminals sell and buy illegal wares and services and, apparently, where they also get robbed by scammers.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Jul 3rd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //